Colt Brings Back An Old Tradition

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Colt has announced they are bringing back a service they were once very well known for.  Anyone who knows their gun history knows Sam Colt was fond of special addition and presentation models of his revolvers.  The practice certainly still exists and Colt does still make special runs, but usually from a third party like Talo.   Now, you can can order up something special for your group of friends, co workers or sewing circle.    The thing that really stuck out, is now you can have a special M4 ( 6920) made up.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (January 12, 2015) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, is proud to announce the launch of its new Commemorative Program. The Colt Commemorative Program allows civic groups, law enforcement units, military personnel and other government agencies to order heirloom-quality, customized Colt firearms.

“The Colt Commemorative Program is an excellent way for a group of close-knit individuals to honor the special bond they share,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This program is a completely new offering to civic groups, and we look forward to sharing in their expressions of pride through a custom Colt firearm.”

Commemorative firearms in this program typically include the Colt 1911 (model O1091) or the LE6920 rifle. However, other models may be available depending on the specific project request. A minimum of 25 firearms is required per Commemorative Program order.

 

To submit a request to Colt’s Commemorative Program, please complete the online contact form on Colt’s website under the Customer Services section.

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I doubt the level of customization seen above is the type most can expect, but  having seen examples of special runs  I have seen in the past 15 years, you could have a fairly large variety of choices.  I have always liked the idea of this kind of thing, and I hope to see it come back.    With a requirement of 25 pieces at a minimum, it would seem few groups other than wasteful government agencies will have benefit of such programs.  Who wouldn’t want to have a special handgun to  remember the time the president’s security detail enjoyed Brazilian prostitutes !